Your friend had invited you to visit them over the weekend, and since it’s been so long since you last saw each other, you accepted their invitation. But while you’re making yourself at home in your friend’s living room couch, their dog suddenly ran towards you and bit you. Your friend then rushed you to the nearest hospital where your dog bite injuries received adequate medical treatment. Barring any complications, you can recover your health after being bitten by a dog by doing the following:
Your friend’s dog may have bitten your leg, arm, or hand which then left you paralyzed.
Instead of your leg, arm, or hand, your friend’s dog may have bitten your face. Thankfully, your facial dog bite injuries don’t hurt as much anymore. However, those same injuries had left your face severely disfigured as a result.
Aside from the dog bite injuries that you sustained, you may have suffered from mental trauma as well that you’ve gotten intensely scared at the mere sight of any dog. Going to a psychiatrist can help you address the mental trauma caused by your dog bite injuries head-on and eventually conquer your fear of dogs. Treatments may range from cognitive behavioral therapy to self-hypnosis depending on the extent of your dog bite-related mental trauma.
Worrying about your mounting medical and hospital bills can slow your recovery from your dog bite injuries down.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than four million people get bitten by dogs in the United States. Dogs are said to be man’s best friend. But no matter how much some owners of dogs treat them as if they’re human, even the tamest dog can bite you, most especially if they find themselves in stressful situations. If you’ve survived being bitten by a dog, you should start doing the above-listed tips on how to recover your health and call a lawyer to discuss any legal options that you can take against the owner of the dog that bit you whether it be your friend from the scenario earlier or somebody else.